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Brazil starts vaccinating children after weeks of delay

Jan. 14, 2022 14:47 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Fifteen Brazilian children received COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, marking the start of an effort that was delayed several weeks by the federal government's reluctance to endorse the immunization of children. The country’s health regulator issued approval on...

Tarnished Gold: Illegal Amazon gold seeps into supply chains

Jan. 13, 2022 10:22 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The medals were billed as the most sustainable ever produced. To match the festive spirit of South America’s first Olympics, officials from Brazil, the host country for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, boasted that the medals hung around the necks of athletes on...

Tarnished Gold: Illegal Amazon gold seeps into supply chains

Jan. 13, 2022 08:24 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The medals were billed as the most sustainable ever produced. To match the festive spirit of South America’s first Olympics, officials from Brazil, the host country for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, boasted that the medals hung around the necks of athletes on...

Data shortfall impairs Brazil's tracking of spreading virus

Jan. 07, 2022 17:33 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — As the omicron variant sends COVID-19 cases soaring across much of the globe, one of the countries most devastated by the disease since the pandemic's onset is struggling to keep track of new cases, deaths and hospitalizations. Officials at Brazil's Health...

Brazil's Bolsonaro is released from hospital after two days

Jan. 05, 2022 09:48 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged from a hospital on Wednesday morning in Sao Paulo, and addressed the press. He had been hospitalized for two days after an intestinal obstruction, which forced him to cut short his vacation. On Tuesday, the medical...

Brazilian doctors rule out surgery for Bolsonaro

Jan. 04, 2022 07:47 AM EST

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will not require surgery, the medical team caring for him at a Sao Paulo hospital said in a statement Tuesday morning. Bolsonaro was hospitalized Monday with an intestinal obstruction, which the statement said has been resolved, without providing...

Brazil's Bolsonaro hospitalized with intestinal obstruction

Jan. 03, 2022 18:10 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was taken to a Sao Paulo hospital for tests early Monday after experiencing abdominal discomfort, the government said in a statement. The hospital where he was admitted, Vila Nova Star, said in a morning statement the...

Reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro hospitalized in Sao Paulo with a suspected intestinal obstruction

Jan. 03, 2022 06:07 AM EST
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — Reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro hospitalized in Sao Paulo with a suspected intestinal obstruction.

In the rainforest’s shadow, Brazilian surf capital blossoms

Dec. 29, 2021 09:16 AM EST

SAO SEBASTIAO, Brazil (AP) — As most of Brazil tuned in to watch two local clubs battle for the continent's soccer championship last month, 14-year-old Luana Reis was far from a television set. She was surfing blue-green waves with a soaring rainforest backdrop, competing with...

US designates 3 men in Brazil as affiliated with al-Qaida

Dec. 22, 2021 18:34 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday designated three men in Brazil as being affiliated with al-Qaida and having given support to the terrorist group. The Treasury said the action targets the international financing of al-Qaida. It said all property and interests in...